Don’t let the weather get you down – try our at-home mood boosters


BEEN feeling a little under the weather during lockdown? Many of us have.

But recent research reveals a simple apple and a cuppa a day does keep the doctor away when it comes to general wellbeing.

Sometimes we need to remove ourselves from day-to-day stresses, and a spa day can do just that

And this isn’t the only at-home remedy for the blues.

These easy tricks will have you feeling better in no time – and won’t break the bank. 

Aromatherapy: This has many benefits for physical and mental wellbeing but you don’t need to splash the cash on a treatment session.

Instead, buy an Air Wick Essential Mist Diffuser Kit to create your own zen session. They are much cheaper than the average treatment session of £45. Grab a kit from Amazon for £14.94.

Save: up to £30.06

Blueberries: Apples aren’t the only fruit that keeps the doctor away. Research shows blueberries can too.

To save the most money, stock up with a frozen 440g pack for £2 at Iceland — much cheaper than buying a fresh 150g pack from Sainsburys at £1.75.

Save: around £3 on 440g

Spa: Sometimes we just need to relax, remove ourselves from day-to-day stresses and spend some time focusing on ourselves.

Many spas are now open and you can grab some great deals on Wowcher — I found one for £99 for two people which includes an overnight stay, two treatments and afternoon tea, usually £362.10.

You’ll feel fabulous in no time. If you’d rather relax at home, head to Superdrug to pick up a Pink Clay face mask for 99p.

Save: £263.10

Hydrate: Stay in tip-top shape with a swig of coconut water. It’s not only delicious, but great for re-hydrating if you have a cold or fever.

Grab a litre from Sainsbury’s for £2, down from £2.70. Or try watermelon to keep your juices flowing.

To get the most for your money, head to Tesco for a whole watermelon for £2.99 — for the amount you get it’s much cheaper than pre-packaged melon slices for £2.50.

Save: 50p

Deal of the day

Treat yourself to two own-brand pizzas and a tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for a fiver

TREAT your family to two own-brand pizzas and a tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for just a fiver at The Co-Op (until August 25).

Save: £7

Cheap treat

Save £1 on a four-pack of Muller Light fat-free Greek-style at Tesco

A FOUR-pack of Muller Light fat-free Greek-style strawberry yoghurts is just £1 at Tesco, down from £2.

Save: £1

Top swap

While Benefit’s Dandelion Shy Beam Liquid Highlighter is great…

GIVE your complexion some get up and glow with Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam Liquid Highlighter for £23, or you could do the same for a lot less with NYX Professional liquid illuminator, £8, at

Save: £15

…you can save £15 by switching to this NYX Professional liquid illuminator

Shop and save

Nivea’s Cleansing Face Wash for Men is down to just £2 right now

CLEANSE your face with Nivea Men Deep Cleansing Face Wash, now £2, down from £4 at Tesco.

Save: £2